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Our overseas adventures in bork continue today with Microsoft's finest supplanting one of The Netherlands' funnymen in the entrance of retailer Lidl. Awaiting the supermarket's Dutch clientele is a fresh installation of Windows pleading with passers-by for a nudge in the right direction. Windows setup screen in Lidl Click to …

  1. b0llchit Silver badge
    Joke

    Discounter motto

    You get what you pay for? Well, you actually don't get it, but that is a small detail. Must be a general product attribute.

  2. rjsmall
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    I recall that TV show

    The was a UK version of The Mole on Channel 5 back in about 2001 and was a good concept. Unfortunately I think it got swamped by the mindless drivel that was Big Brother.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I recall that TV show

      It's been replaced with the Tory Govt, although I think we all know who the mole is :-)

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: although I think we all know who the mole is :-)

        All of them? :-)

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "a system was placed last winter"

    And since last winter they haven't finalized the installation procedure ?

    This is not a BSOD, which could signal insufficient disk space or a failed component. This is a "you haven't finished doing the job", and that means that somebody got paid for jack all.

    I may be a stickler for efficiency, but this is clearly a case of someone who got paid for something they didn't do.

    Nice job if you can get it.

    1. jdiebdhidbsusbvwbsidnsoskebid Bronze badge

      Re: "a system was placed last winter"

      I have some sympathy. My windows 10 laptop has thrown this screen up a few times after I Installed it last year. There's never anything on the screen of options that I want to do, despite the OS thinking there's still stuff it thinks I should do. As far as I'm concerned, it's nagware.

      Rather than "I haven't finished the job" I view it as the OS just being needy and wanting attention.

    2. SteveK

      Re: "a system was placed last winter"

      I think it pushes you down the 'finish setting up your device' thing when you next login after it (automatically) installs W10 feature upgrades, in the hope you'll accidentally not turn off the various 'let me send your info back home' options.

      Whether they should have full internet access (in order to fetch the updates) or just limited to being able to show updated content from corporate servers, or not be set to only install approved updates are other questions though.

  4. Sceptic Tank
    Headmaster

    Karma Komedian

    I wasn't aware that there were other comedians in Ye Netherlands besides André van Duin, who seems to have cornered every available minute of TV airtime for himself. Now the way I count it, if you include Van Duin in the tally then Nederland has exactly zero comedians,. Maybe I just don't see the humour — I'm 3/4 Frisian.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: Karma Komedian

      Now that's a reference that at least 500,000 people should be able to understand.

  5. Manolo
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    Only one song comes to mind

    Needs subtitles even for the Dutch:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stw98A4zPuk&t=4s

  6. heyrick Silver badge
    Coffee/keyboard

    an angry little bear at the centre

    See icon.

  7. EddyM

    I found a very similar thing in a Sainsbury's a few days ago (except it was the "Get more out of Windows" screen, on a screen high above a shelf, and I'm not sure what it was there for originally). Should I send a photo somewhere?

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  9. Kispin
    Facepalm

    Stupid Windows

    I hate that screen, it keeps enabling itself on my PC even after I disable it in the Control Panel!

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